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Updated 01/14/2008

Remembering 25 Years Ago—October 1981

(en Español)

Oct. 8

Mario Valladares Batres, 33-year-old mechanic and a Salvadoran refugee, disappears after being detained, allgedly by the DNI, in the Department of Valle.  


“Honduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves.” The Preliminary Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. Human Rights Watch; July 1994  

Oct. 29

John D. Negroponte is appointed as the new U.S. ambassador to Honduras. (For more information on John Negroponte, read John Negroponte’s Human Rights Record Continues to Stir Debate.) 

Oct. 31

Jack Binns is called back to the United States, ending his term as ambassador. 


“The United States in Honduras, 1980-1981: An Ambassador’s Memoir.” Jack R. Binns. McFarland & Co. Inc.; 2000